jié joint; knot; festival

Alternative traditional form of character:

Sounds same

jié jié (seal (of document)) jié (knot)

Different tone

jiē (street) jiě (elder sister)

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节哀顺变 jié āi shùn biàn Often said as a token of condolence on a death
节外生枝 jié wài shēng zhī New problems pop up unexpectedly
月到中秋分外明, 每逢佳节倍思亲 yuè dào zhōng qiū fèn wài míng, měi féng jiā jié bèi sī qīn Longing to see family from far away


春节 Chūnjié Spring Festival
元宵节 Yuánxiāojié Lantern Festival
上巳节 Shàngsìjié Shangsi Festival
清明节 Qīngmíngjié Qingming Festival
端午节 Duānwǔjié Dragon Boat Festival
七夕节 Qīxìjié Chinese Valentines Festival
中秋节 Zhōngqiūjié Mid Autumn Festival
重阳节 Zhòngyángjié Double Ninth Festival
腊八节 Làbā jié Laba Festival
花朝节 Huā zhāo jié Flower Festival
寒食节 hán shí jié Cold Food Festival
雨节 Yǔ jié Rain Festival
半年节 Bàn nián jié Half Year Festival
晒衣节 Shài yī jié Clothes Drying Day

Emperor at age of 3

The Last Emperor of China, Puyi was born in 1906 and came to the throne in 1908. It is believed his father was murdered by his aunt the Dowager Empress Cixi; she then quickly anointed Puyi as the new Emperor. A day later and Cixi herself was dead. Puyi was forced to step down when the Republic was declared in 1912, he lived in luxury at the Forbidden City until 1924 he then was installed as the puppet Emperor of Manchuria by the Japanese. Surviving the war he was rehabilitated in a Communist prison camp before release as a lowly gardener and archivist up to his death in 1967. An incredible life story.
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